Recent Journal Articles

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Wiebe, S., Johnson, S. M., Burgess-Moser, M., Dalgleish, T., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Tasca, G. (in press). “Two-year follow-up outcomes in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.” Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
  • Caron, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Bureau, J.F. (2017). Linking romantic attachment and self-injury: The roles of the behavioural systems. Journal of Relationships Research, 8, e4, 1–14. doi: 10.1017/jrr.2017.5
  • Levesque, C., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (accepted). Attachement adulte et relations sexuelles avec partenaires occasionnels : Synthèse des recherches. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne.
  • Fitzpatrick, J., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (accepted). Attachment, Trust, and Satisfaction in Relationships: Investigating Actor, Partner, and Mediating Effects. Personal Relationships.
  • Martel, M.-E., Lafontaine, M-F, Thériault, A., & Balbinotti, M. (2016). Chronic pain self-efficacy as a mediator of the link between romantic attachment insecurity, individual functioning, and couple satisfaction: A preliminary study. Prâksis, 2, 119-136.
  • Guzmán-González, M., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Levesque, C. (2016). Romantic Attachment and Physical Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration in a Chilean sample: The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation Difficulties. Violence and Victims. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-14-00114
  • Martin, J., Bureau, J-F., Lafontaine, M-F., Cloutier, P. F., Hsiao, C., Pallanca, D., & Meinz, P. (2017). Preoccupied but not dismissing attachment states of mind are associated with non-suicidal self-injury. Development & Psychopathology, 29(2), 379-388. doi:10.1017/S0954579417000050
  • Levesque, C., & Lafontaine, M.-F., & Bureau, J.-F. (2017). The Mediating Effects of Emotion Regulation and Dyadic Coping on the Relationship Between Romantic Attachment and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 277-287. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0547-6 
  • Gabbay, N., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2016). Understanding the relationship between attachment, caregiving, and same sex intmate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence. doi:10.1007/s10896-016-9897-9
  • Gareau, A., Fitzpatrick, J., Gaudreau, P., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2016). Analysing, Interpreting, and Testing the Invariance of the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model : A Systematic Walkthrough. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 12(2), 101-113. doi : 10.20982/tqmp.12.2.p101
  • Lafontaine, M.-F., Guzmán-González, M., Péloquin, K., & Levesque, C. (2016). I’m not in your shoes: Low perspective taking mediating the relation among attachment insecurities and physical intimate partner violence in Chilean University Students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260516632812
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Gareau, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Gaudreau, P. (2016). How to use the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) to Estimate Different Dyadic Patterns in MPLUS: A Step-by-Step Tutorial. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology,12(1), 74-86. doi: 10.20982/tqmp.12.1.p074
  • Martin, J., Bureau, J-F., Yurkowski, K., Renaud Fournier, T., Lafontaine, M-F., & Cloutier, P. F. (2016). Family-based risk factors for non-suicidal self-injury: Influences of maltreatment, adverse family-life experiences, and relational trauma. Journal of Adolescence, 49, 170-180. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.03.015
  • Lafontaine, M.-F., Brassard, A., Lussier, Y., Valois, P., Shaver, P. R., & Johnson, S. M. (2015). Selecting the Best Items for a Short-Form of the Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(2), 140-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000243
  • Burgess Moser, M. Johnson, S. M., Dalgleish, T. L., Lafontaine, M.-F., Wiebe, S., & Tasca, G. A. (2015). Changes in relationship-specific attachment in emotionnally focused couple therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 231-245. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12139
  • Martin, J., Bureau, J-F., Yurkowski, K., Lafontaine, M-F., & Cloutier, P. F. (2015). Heterogeneity of relational backgrounds is associated with variation in non-suicidal self-injurious behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-015-0048-1
  • Yurkowski, K., Martin, J., Levesque, C., Bureau, J.-F., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Cloutier, P. (2015). Emotion Dysregulation Mediates the Influence of Relationship Difficulties on Non-suicidal Self-injury Behavior in Young Adults. Psychiatry Research. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres. 2015.05.006
  • Martel, M.E., Lafontaine, M.F., & Levesque, C. (2015). Étude préliminaire entre l’attachement amoureux et la dramatisation face à la douleur chez des individus vivant avec de la douleur chronique. Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences, 5(1)doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18192/riss-ijhs.v5i1.1445
  • Dalgleish, T. L., Johnson, S. M., Burgess Moser, M., Lafontaine, M. F., Wiebe, S. A., & Tasca, G. A. (2015). Predicting Change in Marital Satisfaction throughout Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41(3), 276-291. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12077
  • Dandurand, C., & Lafontaine, M. F. (2014). Jealousy and couple satisfaction: A romantic attachment perspective. Marriage and Family Review, 50, 154-173. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2013.879549
  • Levesque, C., Lafontaine, M.-F., Caron, A., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2014). Validation of the English version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. doi: 10.1177/0748175614522272
  • Levesque, C., Lafontaine, M.-F., Caron, A., & Flesch, J. L. (2014). Dyadic Empathy, Dyadic Coping, and Relationship Satisfaction: A Dyadic Model. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 10, 118-134. doi: 10.5964/ejop.v10i1.697
  • Guzmán-González, M., Péloquin, K., Lafontaine, M.-F., Trabucco, C., & Urzúa, A. (2014). Evaluación de la empatía diádica: Análisis de las propiedades psicométricas del Índice de Reactividad Interpersonal en Parejas (IRIC-E) en contexto chileno. [Assessment of dyadic empathy: Analyses of the psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index for Couples (IRIC) in a Chilean context.] Psicoperspectivas, 13.
  • Meier, M., Martin, J., Bureau, J-F., Speedy M., Levesque, C., & Lafontaine, M-F. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Mother and Father Compulsive Caregiving Scales: a brief measure of current young adult caregiving behaviors toward parents. Attachment and Human Development, 16, 174-191. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2013.870809
  • Lafontaine, M.F., Gabbay, N., Péloquin, K., Flesch, J. L., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2013). Un survol du vécu amoureux des couples de même sexe. Psychologie Québec, 3, 18-21.
  • Péloquin, K., Brassard, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Sexuality examined through the lens of attachment theory:  Attachment, caregiving and sexual satisfaction. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 561-576. doi:10.1080/00224499.2012.757281
  • Bouaziz, A-R., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Gabbay, N. (2013). Investigating the Validity and Reliability of the Caregiving Questionnaire with Individuals in Same-Sex Couple. Journal of Relationships Research, 4(e2), 1-11. doi: 10.1017/jrr.2013.2
  • Martin, J., Cloutier, P. F., Levesque, C., Bureau, J-F., Lafontaine, M-F., & Nixon, M-K. (2013). Psychometric properties of the functions and addictive features scales of the Ottawa Self-injury Inventory: A preliminary investigation using a university sample. Psychological Assessment, 25(3), 1013-1018. doi: 10.1037/a0032575
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Lafontaine, M.-F., Gosselin, J., Levesque, C., Bureau, J.-F., & Cloutier, P. (2013). Behavioural Self-Soothing as a Mediator of Romantic Attachment and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. The Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity, 6, 28-38.
  • Dandurand, C., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2012). Intimacy and couple satisfaction: The moderating role of romantic attachment.International Journal of Psychological Studies, 5, 74-90. doi: 10.5539/ijps.v5n1p74
  • Dandurand, C., Bouaziz, A.-R., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2012). Attachment and couple satisfaction: The mediating effects of approach and avoidance commitment. Journal of Relationships Research. 4, e3 doi:10.1017/jrr.2013.3.
  • Caron, A., Lafontaine, M. F., Bureau, J. F., Levesque, C., & Johnson, S. M. (2012). Comparisons of attachment in close relationships: An evaluation of attachment to parents, peers, and romantic partners in young adults. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science. DOI: 10.1037/a0028013
  • Gabbay, N., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Bourque, L. (2012). Factor structure and reliability assessment of the Dyadic Trust Scale with individuals in same-sex romantic relationships. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 8, 3, 258-269. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2012.677237 
  • Matte, M., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2012). Assessment of romantic perfectionism: Psychometric properties of the Romantic Relationship Perfectionism Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45, 113-132 doi: 10.1177/0748175611429303.
  • Péloquin, K., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2011). A dyadic approach to the study of romantic attachment, dyadic empathy and psychological partner aggression. Journal of Social and Personal Relationship, 28, 7, 915-942. doi : 10.1177/0265407510397988
  • Bélanger, C., Bergeron, Y., Lafontaine, M.F., & Julien, D. (2011). Protocole pour l’évaluation des couples présentant un problème de violence conjugale. Revue Perspectives Psy. 50, 263-270.
  • Matte, M., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2011). Validation of a measure of psychological aggression in same-sex couples: Descriptive data on perpetration and victimization and their association with physical violence. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 226-244. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2011.564944
  • Martin, J., Bureau, J.-F., Cloutier, P., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2011). A Comparison of Invalidating Family Environment Characteristics Between University Students Engaging in Self-Injurious Thoughts & Actions and Non-Self-Injuring University Students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 11, 1477-1488. doi: 10.1007/s10964-011-9643-9
  • Lafontaine, M.F., Greenman, P. S., & Péloquin, K. (2010). Coup d’œil sur la douleur chronique, le diabète et la maladie coronarienne. Psychologie Québec, 27(3), 40-43.
  • Péloquin, K., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2010). What are the correlates of infertility-related clinical anxiety? A literature review and the presentation of a conceptual model. Mariage and Family Review, 46, 8, 580-619.
  • Péloquin, K., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2010). Measuring empathy in couples: Validity and reliability of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index for Couples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 146-157.
  • Levesque, C., Lafontaine, M.-F., Bureau, J.-F., Cloutier, P., & Dandurand, C. (2010). The influence of romantic attachment and intimate partner violence on non-suicidal self-injury in youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39,474-483.
  • Bureau, J.-F., Martin, J., Freynet, N., Alie-Poirier, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Cloutier, P. (2010). Perceived dimensions of parenting and non-suicidal self-injury in young adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 484-494.

Book Chapters

  • Gabbay, N., Lafontaine, M.-F., Péloquin, K., Flesch, J. L., & Fitzpatrick, J. (accepted). Fonctionnement conjugal chez les individus en relation de même sexe. In S. Sabourin, & Y. Lussier (Eds), Fondements de la psychologie du couple. Sainte-Foy, Canada: Presse de l’Université du Québec.
  • Lafontaine, M.-F.,  Greenman, P. S., Péloquin, K., Bélanger, C., & Nouwen, A. (accepted). Fonctionnement conjugal et problèmes de santé: Diabète, douleur chronique et maladie coronarienne. In S. Sabourin, & Y. Lussier (Eds), Fondements de la psychologie du couple. Sainte-Foy, Canada: Presse de l’Université du Québec.
  • Lussier, Y., Lafontaine, M.-F., Brassard, A., & Sabourin, S. (accepted). Les manifestations de la violence conjugale. Dans Y. Lussier & S. Sabourin (Éds), Les fondements de la psychologie du couple. Québec, QC: Presses de l’Université du Québec.
  • Lussier, Y., Brassard, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Sabourin, S. (accepted). Les représentations d’attachement au sein des relations de couple. Dans Y. Lussier & S. Sabourin (Éds), Les fondements de la psychologie du couple. Québec, QC: Presses de l’Université du Québec.
  • Bélanger, C., Marcaurelle, R., Lazaridès, A., Gravel Crevier, M., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (accepted). Communication, résolution de problèmes et satisfaction conjugale. In S. Sabourin, & Y. Lussier (Eds), Fondements de la psychologie du couple. Sainte-Foy, Canada: Presse de l’Université du Québec.
  • Johnson, S., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Dalgleish, T. L. (2015). Attachment: A guide to a new era of couple interventions. In J. A. Simpson, & S. W. Rholes, Attachment Theory and Research. New York, NYGuilford press.
  • Lussier, Y., Wright, J., Lafontaine, M.F., & Brassard, A. (2008). L’évaluation et le traitement de la violence conjugale. In J. Wright, S. Sabourin, & Y. Lussier (Eds), La psychothérapie de couple : un guide clinique, (pp. 445-505). Sainte-Foy, Canada : Presse de l’Université du Québec.
  • Lafontaine, M.F., Johnson-Douglas, S.M., Gingras, N., & Denton, W. (2007). Thérapie de couple axée sur l’émotion. In J. Wright, S. Sabourin, & Y. Lussier (Eds), La psychothérapie de couple : un guide clinique, (pp. 277-312). Sainte-Foy, Canada : Presse de l’Université du Québec.

Major Contributions by Invitation and/or Technical Reports

  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2016, avril). An overview of Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy. Conference presentation on invitation at the Académica Escuela de Psicología, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta.
  • Lafontaine, M.F., Jolin, S., & Azzi, S. (2016, avril). An overview of research on romantic attachment conducted by the Couple Research Lab's team from the University of Ottawa. Conference presentation on invitation at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago.
  • Lafontaine, M.F., Jolin, S., & Azzi, S. (2016, avril). An overview of research on romantic attachment conducted by the Couple Research Lab's team from the University of Ottawa. Conference presentation on invitation at the Académica Escuela de Psicología, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2015, Feburary). Intensifier l’amour et l’affection dans votre relation amoureuse en quelques étapes. Conference presentation on invitation at the Association des personnes vivant avec de la douleur chronique de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, QC.
  • Lafontaine, M.F(2014, February). Apprendre à exprimer sa colère à son partenaire amoureux: Êtes-vous un couple de type «faucon» ou «colombe»? Conference presentation on invitation at the Association des personnes vivant avec de la douleur chronique de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, QC.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2014, January). Évaluation de la violence conjugale auprès des couples et initiation à la thérapie centrée sur les émotions avec les couples. Workshop given on invitation at the Via L’anse, Valleyfield, Québec.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, November). Intensifier l’amour et l’affection dans votre relation amoureuse en quelques étapes.Workshop given on invitation at the l’Association des personnes vivant avec de la douleur chronique de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, QC.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, September). Violence conjugale: comment évaluer ce phénomène auprès des couples. Conference presentation by invitation at the l’Hôpital Pierre-Janet, Gatineau, Québec.
  • Lafontaine, M.F., Gabbay, N., Péloquin, K., Flesch, J. L., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2013, August). Un survol du vécu amoureux des couples de même sexe. Article written on invitation by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Psychologie Québec.
  • Moreau, D., Polomeno, V., Tourginy, J., Soulière, M., Lafontaine, M.F., Gosselin, J., & Trépanier, M.J. (2013, May). Portrait des pères francophones dont la conjointe donne naissance à Ottawa. Conference presentation on invitation for the «Vivre sa paternité en français en Ontario» conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, May). Évaluation de la présence et de la gravité de la violence conjugale et options cliniques en présence de ce phénomène. Conference presentation by invitation at the CLSC St-Michel, Montréal.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, May). Reportage sur le télétraitement psychologique. Televised program on invitation for 360 à TFO.
  • Moreau, D., Polomeno, V., Tourginy, J., Soulière, M., Lafontaine, M.F., Gosselin, J., & Trépanier, M.J. (2013, March). Portrait et déterminants de la santé de familles francophones en situation minoritaire qui donnent naissance dans la région d’Ottawa.Conference presentation on invitation for the Nursing research rounds conference, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa.
  • Moreau, D., Polomeno, V., Tourigny, J., Soulière, M., Lafontaine, M.-F., Gosselin, J., & Trépanier, M.-J.(2013, April). Portrait et déterminants de la santé de familles francophones en situation minoritaire qui donnent naissance dans la région d’Ottawa.Conference presentation on invitation for the Programme d’excellence professionnel (PEP) de l’Hôpital Montfort.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, Fenruary). En route vers une meilleure compréhension de l’agression psychologique chez les dyades hétérosexuelles et homosexuelles. Conference presentation by invitation at the l’Hôpital Pierre-Janet, Gatineau, Québec.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, February). Interventions basées sur les émotions avec les couples. Training presentation by invitation at the d’Obedjiwan, Québec.
  • Lafontaine, M.F. (2013, February). Mythes et réalités à propos de l’expression de l’amour, de l’affection et de l’hostilité au sein des relations de couple. Workshop presentation by invitation d’Obedjiwan, Québec.
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